You know how much the kids from Stranger Things reportedly earned during Season 1? $30,000 an episode -- or, pocket change, as it might be known to YouTube stars such as the Dude Perfect guys.
Here's a rundown of YouTube's top earners. The figures are either based on the revenue projections for their flagship channels, or from the totality of their empires as compiled or reported by the financial media.
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $4.3 million (from Shane), per Social Blade stats.
The veteran digital-medal personality and E! People's Choice award-winner for Social Star of 2018, Dawson has broadened the focus of his original YouTube platform. Shane now boasts long-form interviews alongside its host's signature conspiracy theories.
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $4.4 million (from REACT), per Social Blade stats.
The Fines are the minds -- and brothers -- behind an ever-expanding media empire, including their flagship YouTube channel. FBE, and its booming spin-off, REACT, home of their react videos (i.e., videos of people reacting to, say. Japanese Kit Kat bars).
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $5.4 million (from Smosh), per Social Blade stats.
The duo behind the Smosh empire, which includes Smosh Pit, Smosh Games and original-recipe, comedy-driven Smosh, may be without a corporate home following the closure of Defy Media, but they're still producing videos, laughs -- and views.
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $8.6 million, per Social Blade stats.
Another YouTube-ing family (also known only by their first names: parents Matt and Kristine, children Alyssa, David, Zac, Chris, Michael and Owen), this clan presents videos that play like old Jon & Kate Plus 8 episodes, minus the tension.
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $9.5 million, per Social Blade stats.
Neto, per Newsweek, may be one of the "world's biggest YouTubers ... you've likely never heard of," but the 30 million-plus subscribers to his Portuguese-language channel know he can be counted on to dish on movies, gaming and other cool stuff.
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $13 million, per Social Blade stats.
This energetic, upbeat Dutch gamer has amassed more than 11 million YouTube subscribers largely on the strength of his, well, energetic, upbeat "let's play" videos for Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite and more.
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $13.1 million, per Social Blade stats.
The videos on this anonymously run channel (with more than 22 million subscribers) feature all the dollies you've come to expect of the "let's play with dollies" genre, but none of the narration, thus allowing fans to fully focus on the visual aesthetics -- in between their naps.
Projected 2019 YouTube earnings: up to $14.7 million (from FGTeeV), per Social Blade stats.
This G-rated gaming family, known publicly as "Duddy," "Moomy" and children Shawn, Chase, Mike and Lexi, has amassed a multi-media, multi-channel following, with some 10 million subscribers on their flagship YouTube home, They play, banter and star in sketches that riff on Bendy and the Ink Machine, Hello Neighbor and more.
2018 earnings (estimate): $20 million, per Forbes.
As the stunts- and sports-minded Dude Perfect, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney and twin brothers Coby Cotton and Cory Cotton do cool stuff regularly for their Nickelodeon TV series (now in its third season) -- and for their nearly 40 million-subscriber YouTube channel.
2018 earnings (estimate): $22 million, per Forbes.
The clan behind this YouTube channel doesn't have the subscriber base of some of their rivals (a mere 18 million-ish for their flagship channel), but they routinely top YouTube earnings lists with toys, toy-play and young star Ryan's general cuteness.